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    Mr. Bean

    Mr. Bean

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    ITV (ended 1995)
    Mr. Bean is a comedy show about a man whose whole life is one funny situation after another. He hardly talks, but words are not needed. Everything he does is funny. From playing golf, going to the dentist, and going to church. Mr. Bean is a grown man, but he acts like a child. He has a stuffed bear named Teddy that he carries around with him all the time. This show is full of laugh after laugh!moreless
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    Jeeves and Wooster

    Jeeves and Wooster

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    ITV (ended 1993)
    Jeeves and Wooster is the story of Bertie Wooster, a member of the idle rich in pre-World War II England, and Jeeves, his valet. Despite being independently wealthy via inheritance, Bertie still finds himself bowing to the will of his overbearing Aunt Agatha, who is bent on finding a wife for her bachelor nephew. Episode plots generally involve Bertie receiving assignments thrust upon him by his aunts, friends, and even casual acquaintances. Complications arise, but all problems are inevitably solved by the brilliance of Jeeves, whose encyclopedic knowledge and flawless logic are at the center of each of Bertie's triumphs, allowing him to make his friends happy, keep his aunts at bay, and stave-off dreaded nuptials.moreless
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    You've Been Framed

    You've Been Framed

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    ITV
    Welcome to the You've Been Framed guide at TV.com. You've been Framed is about people who send in videos that are pure comedy and win £250. It is one of the most popular shows on ITV.moreless
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    Cold Feet

    Cold Feet

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    ITV (ended 2003)
    Cold Feet is about three couples. Adam Williams (Systems Analyst; James Nesbit) and Rachel Bradley (Helen Baxendale) start the series about a year and six or so weeks into their relationship. The pilot shows this couple coming together. Jenny (Fay Ripley) and Pete Gifford (John Thomson) are a married couple that start the series with the birth of their first child. Karen (Hermione Norris) and David Marsden (Robert Bathurst) are another married couple, and when the series starts they already have a child, and are thinking of having another. The three couples end up friends after going through the "friends of friends" process. Jenny, Pete and Adam are friends, and Adam's relationship with Rachel pulls Karen (Rachel's friend) and David (Karen's husband) into the friends relationship.moreless
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    My Parents Are Aliens

    My Parents Are Aliens

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    ITV (ended 2006)
    Mel, Josh and Lucy Barker have been in foster care since their parents died, and have survived being shoved around into various new families. But this time they've ended up in the care of two aliens, Sophie and Brian, who have recently landed on earth. Now it's up to the children to keep their foster parents' real identities secret whilst dealing with the normal problems of everyday life.

    A Granada Production for Children's ITV.

    Awards & Nominations

    2001: RTS Awards: won Best Children's Drama Banff Television Festival: won Best Children's Programme for episode "The Family Way"

    2002: RTS Awards: won Best Children's Fiction Programme for episode "Enter the Duck"

    2003: BAFTA Awards: Best Drama.moreless
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    Paul Merton in Galton & Simpson's...

    Paul Merton in Galton & Simpson's...

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    ITV (ended 1997)
    Paul Merton in Galton & Simpson's... is a one man show from the British comedian in which he recreates the scripts of two of his heroes, Ray Galton and Alan Simpson. Merton first made it big through his work on Saturday Night Live and Whose Line Is It Anyway?. In this show, he takes some famous comedy scripts and recreates them over the course of fifteen episodes that first appeared in 1996. His style is consistently deadpan and dark, familiar to those who love British comedy and who have followed Merton's rise to fame. Episodes include "I Tell You It's Burt Reynolds" in which a mental case desperately tries to prove that he's spied Burt Reynolds. Other shows include "Sealed With A Loving Kiss," "Lunch In The Park," and "Don't Dilly Dally On The Way." For those who love good sketch comedy and for committed fans of Merton, Paul Merton in Galton & Simpson's... captures a significant moment in the development of a comedian's career. moreless
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    Married for Life

    Married for Life

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    ITV (ended 1996)
    British sitcom version of "Married...With Children"
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    Blind Men

    Blind Men

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    ITV (ended 1998)
    Welcome to the Blind Men guide at TV.com British sitcom
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    Barrymore

    Barrymore

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    ITV (ended 2000)
    Michael Barrymore fronted this entertainment series in the mid nineties featuring members of the public performing at shopping centres with guest appearances from well known celebrities. The successful format led to the commissioning of My Kind of People which had a similar premise. After a two year break the series returned in the 2000 in a format more akin to the chat show which ran for a single six episode run.moreless
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    The Benny Hill Show

    The Benny Hill Show

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    ITV (ended 1989)
    This guide strives to be as complete a resource as possible for the third TV series to bear Benny Hill's name in the title, which ran on Thames Television (ITV) from 1969-1989, and has appeared around the world in countless formats and re-edits ever since.

    This is a guide to the original hour-long version.

    In America, the show was usually presented in a specially-edited half-hour format, which ran for a total of 111 editions (although Comedy Central did screen the hour-long format in the early-to-mid '90's, albeit with sections edited out, typically the musical guest or dance numbers). 30-minute repeats (not the same as were made for the American market) often aired in Britain when the show was "between seasons."

    Comedy Central aired the original hour-long format for Shows 32 - 58 (except for Show 40). Also, USA Network aired the shows in the original hour-long format in the late '80s/early '90s. At least Shows 54 - 58, possibly others, along with the independently-produced Benny Hill's World Tour: New York special (both channels had a few minutes cut for extra commercial time).

    In the U.S., the original hour-long shows have been issued on DVD (Region 1) under the umbrella title Benny Hill - Complete & Unadulterated. The first three sets were released with the subheading The Naughty Early Years, covering the years 1969-1971 (Shows 1-11, including three B&W episodes previously unseen in America), 1972-1974 (Shows 12-21) and 1975-1977 (Shows 22-31, plus his 1970 half-hour silent film Eddie in August). The final three sets bore the subheading The Hill's Angels Years, and covered the years 1978-1981 (Shows 32-41), 1982-1985 (Shows 42-50) and 1986-1989 (Shows 51-58). Also, the Golden Greats set that came out in 2001 (now out-of-print) included 6 episodes, Shows 46, 47, 50, 55, 56 and 58.

    In England, the original hour-long shows (complete with production slates and adcaps) have been released on DVD (Region 2) on a year-by-year basis, under the umbrella of The Benny Hill Annual, each set representing a different year. The 1970 set (Shows 3-6) contains the aforementioned Eddie in August, and the 1974 set (which only saw two new editions air, Shows 20 and 21) features his first two Thames specials from 1969. As of October 2006, the total releases go up to 1979 (Shows 34 and 35). The Benny Hill Annual sets from 1976 and 1977 onwards have adcaps but not VT slates.moreless
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    Danger Mouse

    Danger Mouse

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    ITV (ended 1992)
    Danger Mouse is about a cartoon mouse being a secret agent and living in a mailbox in London, England. This show originally broadcast in England/UK only until the fledgling network, Nickelodeon, picked it up and ran with it.moreless
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    The New Statesman

    The New Statesman

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    ITV (ended 1994)
    Welcome to The New Statesman guide at TV Tome. A British comedy that might be described as a combination ofYes, Minister and Blackadder, this is the story of A. B'Stard, a statesman in the tradition of Genghis Khan, who will stop at nothing to make himself richer and more comfortable. Arguably the most conservative member of the British Parliament, he is aided by a witless colleague, MP Piers Fletcher-Dervish.moreless
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    It'll Be Alright on the Night

    It'll Be Alright on the Night

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    ITV
    Denis Norden and his clipboard present a range of outtakes from television shows from the past five decades in front of a studio audience (some specials were presented from the most bizarre of locations including an empty Drury Lane theatre!). Following a farewell show in 2007, comedian Griff Rhys-Jones took over from 2008, this time without a clipboard.moreless
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    The Piglet Files

    The Piglet Files

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    ITV (ended 1992)
    This is a British comedy about an electronics expert who gets a job at MI5. His name is Peter Chapman - code name Piglet. Of course, he can never tell his wife what he really does for a living...moreless
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    See You Friday

    See You Friday

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    ITV (ended 1997)
    Greg and Lucy meet on the final night of their separate holidays in Greece. They want to see one another again, but he lives in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and she is based in London. Over the coming weeks, they attempt to maintain a long-distance romance, taking it in turns to travel every Friday. See You Friday was a Yorkshire Television production for the ITV network.moreless
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    Brighton Belles

    Brighton Belles

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    ITV (ended 1994)
    Bridget is the owner of a large Regency home in Brighton, Sussex. When costs become too much for this widow to afford on her own, she has to get some roommates to meet the costs of living. She decides to share the house with a happy-go-lucky farmer's daughter Annie and a headstrong retired headmistress Frances. Later, the crude Josephine, mother of Frances, joins them. Did You Know? -Brighton Belles was a remake of the hit American sitcom The Golden Girls which ran from 1985 to 1992 before being retitled The Golden Palace, which ended in 1993. -The original series one was ordered for 10 episodes but the ratings were such a flop, the network withheld the last four episodes until the end of the next year. The last four episodes are sometimes considered series two despite actually being series one. Who's Who? Frances is the Bristish version of Dorothy Zbornak, Annie is the British version of Rose Nylund, Bridget is the British version of Blanche Devereaux while Josephine is the British version of Sophia Petrillo. Gilbert is the British Stanley Zbornak.moreless
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    Faith in the Future

    Faith in the Future

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    ITV (ended 1998)
    Welcome to the Faith in the Future guide at TV.com. British sitcom - this is the follow-up/sequel to Second Thoughts.
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    The Return of Shelley

    The Return of Shelley

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    ITV (ended 1992)
    Welcome to The Return of Shelley guide at TV.com; British sitcom The sequel to Shelley, Hywel Bennett returns as the legendary James Shelley. Shelley is now middle-aged. The Return of Shelley was a Thames Television production. Perhaps fittingly, the last episode was broadcast in Thames's last autumn as holder of the London weekday ITV broadcasting franchise.moreless
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    Rich Tea and Sympathy

    Rich Tea and Sympathy

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    ITV (ended 1991)
    Welcome to the Rich Tea and Sympathy guide at TV.com; British sitcom
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    Is It Legal?

    Is It Legal?

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    ITV (ended 1998)
    Lotus, Spackman & Phelps - solicitors who make incompetence look cool. Colin Lotus is young and fairly dim; Dick Spackman likes sherry and golf – doesn’t like being in courtrooms and Stella Phelps wonders why she bothers doing anything at all. Then there's Alison; a bored secretary who is only employed because her estate agent boyfriend gives the firm a lot of work; Bob, the Office Manager, who loves the woman who delivers the sandwiches and Darren, an office boy who doesn't seem to have grasped the concept of being useful.moreless
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